Country Life Insurance Company
1701 N Towanda Ave
Bloomington, IL 61701-2057
1711 GE Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704-2286
Eighty years of trust, partnership and financial stability – these are words that describe Country Life Insurance Company, as it helps people balance their need to protect their desires in building their future.
Country Life traces its history to 1925 as a fire and lighting insurance. In 1926, it started offering crop hail and farm equipment insurance. A year after, it began providing auto insurance, and, in 1929, life insurance. The company moved its office from Chicago to Bloomington in 1960, then opened its 24-hour customer service center.
In its eight-decade history, Country Life has had purchased and had formed alliances with different companies: Mid-America Fire and Marine Company in 1964, Northwest Farm Bureau in 1986, Middlesex Mutual Assurance Company in 1998, Holyoke Insurance Company in 2000, and Cotton State Insurance Group of Atlanta in 2005.
Country Life has always been focused on long-term financial growth . The insurance company has remained financially strong because of its conservative approach to investing. It has consistently received high ratings for financial strength. Two ratings company, A.M. Best and Country Mutual Insurance Company, have rated Country Life with A+ (Superior).
Country Life is also among the 14 life/health and five property/casualty companies that have maintained an A+ Rating for the last 75 years. Weiss Ratings gave the company an A+ rating based on its 2009 yearend performance. It has also consistently ranked in Fortune 1000 since 2004.
In 2008, the company posted a total revenue of $1,803.80 million, jumping to $3.4 billion in 2009. It has been a member of the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA) for 10 years running, gaining an IMSA Certification through December 2010.
Since its establishment, Country Life has been focused on long-term financial growth, thanks to its employees and their leadership team, who work hand-in-hand toward the realization of its goals. Today, John Blackburn leads a team of experts as the company’s chief executive officer.
Country Life, together with Country Mutual Life Insurance Company, Country Trust Bank and Country Capital Management Company, is a member of Country Financial Group, which serves more than one million households and businesses in the United States.
Country Life can provide for any type of people, whether those in their first jobs, raising their respective families, sending their children to colleges or universities, or nearing retirement. It provides policies in 25 states in the Midwestern, western, northeastern and southeastern parts of U.S. It offers Term Life Insurance, which provides affordable protection for a predetermined period of time; Whole Life Insurance, for people who would like to be protected for as long as they live; and Universal Life Insurance, for those who like flexibility based on their current lifestyles.
Customer satisfaction is very important for Country Life Insurance Company. This is one of the reasons why it has been in existence since 1925. Its 4,500 employees are available 24/7 to listen, to respond, and to be always there for the customers whenever they need reliable financial security and assurance.